National Night Out is on Aug. 5 and though activities are planned throughout the county on that day, Monroe and Waxhaw both have activities scheduled prior to the annual event.
A new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked North Carolina children 34th in the nation for overall well-being, based on 16 measures of well-being.
Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Waxhaw police responded to Caesars Head Drive when a man had been run over.
Monroe, Weddington, Porter Ridge and Cuthbertson will play four teams from outside Union County in a two-day event slated for September of 2015. The Redhawks' administration is hoping to make it an annual event.
Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder enters his senior season at Duke with 198 career catches. Crowder was one of five players who received at least one vote for preseason player of the year in the league.
The Carolina Panthers will kick off their preseason training camp at Bank of America Stadium with a Fan Fest on Friday starting at 6:30 before heading to Wofford College on Saturday.
Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.
To say I like bacon is a lot like saying, “The sky is blue. Water is wet. Fire is hot.” Of course I like bacon. Who doesn’t like bacon?
According to our farm calendar, the week of August 3rd is when we sow beet seeds for fall and winter harvests. Beets seeds will germinate quickly in the warm summer soil and respond well to the cooling temperatures of late summer into fall.
The 4th of July Parade was wonderful. It was fun!
Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.
And here we come full circle, fellow foodies. I began writing this column one year ago this week. My goals: To learn more about cooking and to share my education with you.
Medicare bidding system is broken
Congress has done little good
When words and intent diverge
America may die very soon
What are lawmakers thinking?
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.